Miquelrius Polypropylene 6 Subject Notebook
Posted 16 September 2010 - 20:06
* Opaque polypropylene cover
* Cover color choice of Black, Red and Blue
* 6 subject notebook, 150 leaves, 25 sheets per subject
* Available in graph and horizontal lined paper
* Paper weight is 70 gr/m2
* Paper is perforated and hole-punched (two holes in A5)
Pricing by Size:
A4 8.3" x 11.7" - $8.95
US 8.5" x 11" - $8.95
A5 5.8" x 8.3" - $7.95 ($6.95 at Barnes & Noble). In A5 size, 27 lines, 7mm spacing.
The paper is smooth, but not glassy-smooth like Clairefontaine; it is white but not bright white. Pleasant feel of the nib and ink on this paper. The ruled lines are hairline-thin and subtle and match the color of the subject (slate blue, red-orange, grey-green, lime green, magenta, and turquoise). The paper itself is about as thick as ordinary three-ring notebook paper.
I sampled three inks.
1. Pilot Iro Tsuki-yo, using a medium nib in a slightly dry pen. Very little feathering, some showthrough, a bit of bleedthrough.
2. Pilot Iro Kon-peki, using a fine nib in a slightly dry pen. Virtually no feathering, a nice tight line, no bleedthrough and little showthrough.
3. R & K Blau permanent, using a medium nib in a wet pen. This ink is on the dryish side; nonetheless, on this paper feathering is apparent, at some places it is almost unacceptable. With this ink, showthrough is most pronounced. Bleedthrough threatens.
Because of the absorbency of the paper, the ink dries quickly. No smearing. I am left-handed and write fairly quickly; the scan will show that this paper is leftie-friendly.
The notebook cover is sturdy. The spiral rings are metal and evenly-spaced. Evidence of good workmanship. I like the flexibility of perforated paper, which can be removed and inserted in a ring-binder. This is a quality product.
The paper itself will please fountain pen users who are looking for a less glossy, less white alternative that provides some feedback. I wish the paper were just a bit stouter. Those who doubt whether Pilot Iroshizuku ink is worth the higher price should look at my results. R & K is a good ink, but on this Miquelrius paper, the quality of ink matters.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 20:47
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:39
using quink washable blue i have had absolutely no problems whatsoever in a wet writing parker victory mk5 .... dries quickly too
a good product for the money...though like has been said in your review those with wetter inks and pens it will feather and bleed through..a good one for random notes which is what i use it for with my drier finer pens
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